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Who are Barnaby Joyce's daughters and ex-wife?

Barnaby's daughters are aged from 20-15 years old.

By Holly Royce

Following news today that Barnaby Joyce and ex-staff member Vikki Campion are expecting a baby (though neither have publicly confirmed this news), people want to know more about the Deputy Prime Minister's other family, including his four daughters.

How many children does Barnaby Joyce have?

Barnaby and his daughters.
Barnaby and his daughters.

As well as one baby on the way with ex-staff member Vikki Champion, Barnaby has four daughters.

Bridgette, 20, Julia, 19, Caroline, 17, and Odette, 15.

Speaking to The Weekend Australian, his now ex-wife Natalie said politics was tough on the girls growing up and the family took a "back seat" when it came to Barnaby's career, though the girls didn't really know any different.

"It's taken a long time to get that father-daughter rapport," she said in 2017.

Barnaby was aware of the sacrifices and admitted he felt guilty about his absence.

"In the end they give up on you. They just don't think you're going to be there," he admitted in the same interview.

Who is Barnaby Joyce's ex-wife?

Barnaby Joyce announced he had separated from his wife Natalie Joyce in December, 2017.

The admission of separation was somewhat controversial as it was included as a bizzare contribution to the same sex marriage debate.

"The current definition of marriage has stood the test of time... half of them fail, I acknowledge that,"Mr Joyce said on December 7th, 2017.

"I'll acknowledge ... I'm currently separated so that's on the record. I don't come to this debate pretending to be a saint."

Natalie and the Deputy Prime Minister were married in 1993 and together for 24 years.

The pair met while they were both in University.

Natalie is the mother of Barnaby's four daughters.

Who is Vikki Campion, Barnaby's new partner?

Vikki Campion on Linkedin.
Vikki Campion on Linkedin.

The announcement that Vikki Campion is expecting a baby with the Deputy Prime Minister shocked Australia, mostly because Vikki was a former media adviser to Mr Joyce.

The Daily Telegraph reported that the couple had moved in together and Mr Joyce was "madly in love'' but the 50-year-old is concerned about the welfare of his daughters, who are in their late teens and early 20s.

Ms Campion, 33, worked as Mr Joyce's media advisor before she moved into a more senior role with Resources Minister Matt Canavan in April last year.

She then joined the office of Nationals chief parliamentary whip ­Damian Drum, before losing her job when Mr Drum moved from his role to become the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

Before working in Politics Vikki Campion worked as a journalist and deputy chief of staff of The Daily Telegraph.

Mr Joyce and Ms Campion are yet to speak publicly about the news.